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MAC_TEXT(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					       MAC_TEXT(3)

NAME
mac_from_text, mac_to_text -- convert MAC label to/from text representation LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/mac.h> int mac_from_text(mac_t *mac, const char *text); int mac_to_text(mac_t label, char **text); DESCRIPTION
The mac_from_text() function converts the text representation of a label into the internal policy label format (mac_t) and places it in *mac, which must later be freed with free(3). The mac_to_text() function allocates storage for *text, which will be set to the text representation of label. Refer to maclabel(7) for the MAC label format. RETURN VALUES
The mac_from_text() and mac_to_text() functions return the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error. COMPATIBILITY
POSIX.1e does not define a format for text representations of MAC labels. POSIX.1e requires that text strings allocated using mac_to_text() be freed using mac_free(3); in the FreeBSD implementation, they must be freed using free(3), as mac_free(3) is used only to free memory used for type mac_t. ERRORS
[ENOMEM] Insufficient memory was available to allocate internal storage. SEE ALSO
free(3), mac(3), mac_get(3), mac_is_present(3), mac_prepare(3), mac_set(3), posix1e(3), mac(4), maclabel(7) STANDARDS
POSIX.1e is described in IEEE POSIX.1e draft 17. Discussion of the draft continues on the cross-platform POSIX.1e implementation mailing list. To join this list, see the FreeBSD POSIX.1e implementation page for more information. HISTORY
Support for Mandatory Access Control was introduced in FreeBSD 5.0 as part of the TrustedBSD Project. BSD
December 21, 2001 BSD

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MAC_PREPARE(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					    MAC_PREPARE(3)

NAME
mac_prepare, mac_prepare_type, mac_prepare_file_label, mac_prepare_ifnet_label, mac_prepare_process_label -- allocate appropriate storage for mac_t SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/mac.h> int mac_prepare(mac_t *mac, const char *elements); int mac_prepare_type(mac_t *mac, const char *name); int mac_prepare_file_label(mac_t *mac); int mac_prepare_ifnet_label(mac_t *mac); int mac_prepare_process_label(mac_t *mac); DESCRIPTION
The mac_prepare family of functions allocates the appropriate amount of storage and initializes *mac for use by mac_get(3). When the result- ing label is passed into the mac_get(3) functions, the kernel will attempt to fill in the label elements specified when the label was pre- pared. Elements are specified in a nul-terminated string, using commas to delimit fields. Element names may be prefixed with the '?' char- acter to indicate that a failure by the kernel to retrieve that element should not be considered fatal. The mac_prepare() function accepts a list of policy names as a parameter, and allocates the storage to fit those label elements accordingly. The remaining functions in the family make use of system defaults defined in mac.conf(5) instead of an explicit elements argument, deriving the default from the specified object type. mac_prepare_type() allocates the storage to fit an object label of the type specified by the name argument. The mac_prepare_file_label(), mac_prepare_ifnet_label(), and mac_prepare_process_label() functions are equivalent to invocations of mac_prepare_type() with arguments of "file", "ifnet", and "process" respectively. RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, the value 0 is returned; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error. SEE ALSO
mac(3), mac_free(3), mac_get(3), mac_is_present(3), mac_set(3), mac(4), mac.conf(5), maclabel(7) STANDARDS
POSIX.1e is described in IEEE POSIX.1e draft 17. Discussion of the draft continues on the cross-platform POSIX.1e implementation mailing list. To join this list, see the FreeBSD POSIX.1e implementation page for more information. HISTORY
Support for Mandatory Access Control was introduced in FreeBSD 5.0 as part of the TrustedBSD Project. Support for generic object types first appeared in FreeBSD 5.2. BSD
August 22, 2003 BSD
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